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Morris, Andrew B. – Oxford Review of Education, 2005
Despite there being significant numbers of state maintained Catholic schools in England, they have until recently proved to be of interest only to a minority of researchers, usually those directly involved in their promotion. New Government initiatives encouraging further diversity in the provision of schools have proved controversial and, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Norms, Disadvantaged, Catholic Schools
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Hammersley, Martyn – Oxford Review of Education, 2004
The core idea of action research is that there should be an intimate relationship between inquiry and practical or political activities. A challenge to this idea based on an influential ancient Greek hierarchy between theoria and praxis is examined. The contrary, pragmatist, notion that all inquiry arises out of human activity is accepted, but not…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Inquiry, Action Research, Educational Research
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West, Anne; Hind, Audrey; Pennell, Hazel – Oxford Review of Education, 2004
This article examines secondary school admissions criteria in England. The analysis revealed that in a significant minority of schools, notably those responsible for their own admissions--voluntary-aided and foundation schools--a variety of criteria were used which appear to be designed to select certain groups of pupils and so exclude others.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Needs, Admission Criteria, Secondary Schools
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Bressoux, Pascal; Bianco, Maryse – Oxford Review of Education, 2004
Many studies have demonstrated that a teacher has a substantial impact on how much pupils learn. However, research on the long-term effects of teachers is scarce, and the results obtained so far are inconsistent. Some studies have concluded that teacher effects are relatively permanent, while others claim that they fade away more or less rapidly…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Blake, Nigel – Oxford Review of Education, 1996
Maintains that spirituality, by reason of its very nature and essence, is antithetical to the goals of state education. Argues that efforts to define spirituality as separate from religion are disingenuous and driven by a specific political agenda. Discusses the conflicting goals of spirituality and secular institutionalization. (MJP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Carr, David – Oxford Review of Education, 1996
Argues against the limited definition of spiritual education as strictly concerned with the mystical and transcendental. Maintains that a broader application of spiritual education can and should be offered. Asserts that this application needs to be developed in terms of curricular objectives and assessment. (MJP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Koopman, Constantijn – Oxford Review of Education, 1996
Examines three arguments supporting music education in the schools: (1) music education is vital to individual development; (2) musical experience involves a special kind of knowledge; and (3) the richness of musical experience justifies itself. Posits the the third argument as the strongest for building a supportive consensus. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Development, Educational Benefits, Educational Development
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Oxford Review of Education, 1991
Reviews 15 years of research to identify advances in understanding the association between education and equality. Divides the studies into three general categories: (1) social-arithmetic investigations that deal with the impact of contextual and individual variables, (2) environmental press (or directional tendency) research into the family and…
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Educational Opportunities, Family Influence, Family Involvement
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Epstein, Erwin H. – Oxford Review of Education, 1992
Identifies four issues that will shape the future of U.S. elementary and secondary education: (1) decentralized governance of schools; (2) education of all students and level of achievement; (3) opportunity for educational equality; and (4) cultural diversity and ethnicity. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Educational Attainment, Educational Opportunities, Educational Philosophy
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Troyna, Barry – Oxford Review of Education, 1995
Highlights issues and controversies concerning current race-related educational research. Contends that some critics believe research sacrifices empirical objectivity for political goals. Partisan research supporters respond that all research begins with untested assumptions and an acknowledgment of purpose does not signify a skewed methodology.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Bias, Data Interpretation, Educational Research
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Hartley, David – Oxford Review of Education, 1995
Identifies the components of the current social trend, "McDonaldization", as efficiency, calculability, predictability, and the substitution of nonhuman technology for human technology (or control). Contends that market forces and mass production have imposed "McDonaldization," on the British educational system. Considers…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy
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Arthur, James – Oxford Review of Education, 1995
Illuminates an interesting conflict in British church/state relations regarding education. Although in agreement on social issues, the Conservative government's free market reforms eliminated the protected niche Catholic private schools had enjoyed since 1944. Discusses Catholic lobbying against the reforms and the current status of parochial…
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Conservatism, Educational Change
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Judge, Harry – Oxford Review of Education, 1995
Considers the contrasts and changing nature of teaching in France, England, and the United States. Reveals that sweeping public policy directives in the early 1960s created radically different educational institutions in England and France. By contrast, the United States has remained fairly constant with its emphasis on local autonomy. (MJP)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Theories
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Frazer, Elizabeth – Oxford Review of Education, 1995
Discusses recent developments in the philosophy of social science, most of which reflect or grow out of the dichotomy between the empiricist and positivist schools of thought. Considers and rejects the realist response as being overly concerned with causal correlations to the exclusion of social mechanisms and processes. (MJP)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Epistemology
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Hayden, Mary; Thompson, Jeff – Oxford Review of Education, 1995
Considers the broad mix of schools proclaiming themselves "international" and attempts some clarification. Discusses recent literature that classifies schools by educational purpose rather than location. Attempts a definition of terms and calls for further study. (MJP)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research
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